What is it?

Depression is when feel people feel low or down for at least two weeks. Depression can be mild or severe. Some people may have thoughts of suicide or self-harm. 1 in 6 people will have depression at some stage of their lives. People with depression often have anxiety as well.
Treatment such as counselling and medication can help. Up to 50% of people get better in the first 6 months of treatment. Some people may have depression come back. For some, it is a chronic disease.